TRAINED

TRAINED

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Through years of research and working with the world’s best athletes - Nike has learned greatness isn’t born, it’s trained. This podcast explores the cutting-edge of holistic fitness to help make you a better trainer and athlete. Listen to conversations with industry experts and discover the latest innovations, insights, and trends making the biggest impact on the training world.


Chris Bennett | Finding Our Best Possible Run
Jun 4 • 38 min
With most gyms still closed and team sports on hold, running is more vital than ever—but it’s also more constrained. Good thing we have a teacher like Chris Bennett to help us find our stride. As the head coach of Nike Run Club, he’s been telling us for…
Dina Asher-Smith | Want to Go Fast? Be Patient
May 28 • 38 min
A few months ago, sprinter Dina Asher-Smith was coming off her first individual gold in the World Championships and had her sights set on Tokyo. But now that the 2020 Olympics are the 2021 Olympics, she’s had to adjust her training on the fly. On this…
Dr Stephanie Cacioppo | What Our Loneliness Is Trying to Tell Us
May 21 • 30 min
With social distancing in place around the globe, it might seem as though loneliness is the new normal. But there’s a big difference between being lonely and just being alone, says Stephanie Cacioppo, PhD, often cited as the world’s leading expert on the…
Josh Bridges | How We Can All Use The Navy Seal Mindset
May 14 • 38 min
Here’s one piece of advice we can take as universal: Never. Count. Josh. Bridges. Out. The CrossFit icon has specialized in devastating doubters during his 10-year battle of attrition with the field. On this episode of Trained, Josh talks about how the…
Andy Puddicombe | Meditation in Times of Crisis
May 7 • 35 min
We could all use a little mindfulness right now. But during a crisis,“being in the present moment” means facing difficult circumstances and negative thoughts—and that can be intimidating. In this episode, Headspace co-founder and meditation expert Andy…
Sue Falsone | Why We Should Focus on Recovery Right Now
Apr 30 • 32 min
This isn’t a time to focus on PRs, says Nike Performance Council member Sue Falsone. It’s a time to work on mobility, form, and recovery techniques we may have been neglecting. An expert in both manual and movement therapy, Falsone has spent two decades…
Kelsey Heenan | Staying Fit While Staying Home
Apr 23 • 32 min
When it comes to working out at home, some of us might not know where to start. Enter Kelsey Heenan. As an online trainer and coach, she helps people get in serious workouts in their own living rooms. Drawing on her personal experience with an eating…
Angela Duckworth | How Stress Can Make Us Stronger
Apr 16 • 38 min
According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, stress can actually help us adapt to difficult situations. That sort of mindset could be a powerful tool right now. On this episode, the bestselling author of “Grit” calls up Ryan at home to talk about how a…
TRAINED Returns April 16th
Apr 9 • 1 min
As we all adjust to our new shared reality of social distancing, staying mentally and physically strong is more important than ever. In this season of TRAINED, Ryan calls up the world’s leading athletes and holistic fitness experts—from his closet—to talk…
Kara Saunders | How to Lose the Excuses And Show Up Strong
Feb 13 • 29 min
Seven years after Australian CrossFit phenom Kara Saunders saw people doing a CrossFit workout, she stood on the podium at the 2017 CrossFit Games as the second-Fittest Woman on Earth. She’s also been crowned Australia’s fittest female five times. And…
Vinh Pham | Why PT Might Be Your Workout Game-Changer
Jan 30 • 42 min
If you consider physical therapy something you do when you’re injured, you’re not giving it enough credit. Sure, manual therapy (things like myofascial release, mobilization, massage, and more) can help you move pain-free, but it can also help you move…
Shaquem Griffin | How to Maintain Your Confidence in the Face of “No”
Jan 16 • 28 min
When Shaquem Griffin was 4, he had his left hand amputated. Growing up, that didn’t hold him back from much, including playing football—even though most of his coaches, players, and friends didn’t think he’d ever be able to make more than a hobby of it.…
BJ Fogg | How the Tiniest Habits Lead to the Biggest Changes
Jan 2 • 36 min
To be the best version of yourself, all you need to do is make small, sustainable changes. At least that’s what behavior scientist, director of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab, and best-selling author of “Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change…
Ellen Latham | When Setbacks are Your Biggest Training Asset
Dec 19, 2019 • 33 min
If you asked Ellen Latham twenty years ago where will you be in the next ten years, she probably would have said, “working at my dream job.” But when Ellen was in her early 40s, raising a child as a single parent and pursuing her career as a fitness…
Dr. Joel Kahn | Food is Medicine
Dec 5, 2019 • 34 min
When most people think about nutrition and fitness, they think about burning calories, weight loss, or fueling their body. But what we eat determines so much more than how we look, feel, or what we do at the gym. Our approach to nutrition says a lot about…
Simon Sinek | Finding Your “Why”
Nov 22, 2019 • 28 min
Think about your training ambition: When does it change? What hurdles get in the way? How do you keep yourself going? And how often do you think about why you’re doing what you’re doing? Finding your “why” ––your motivation, your belief, your cause –sets…
LeBron James and Mike Mancias | A Training Lifestyle Takes Planning
Nov 7, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome back to Season 4 of Trained. To kick off our season, we’re sitting down with one of the greatest basketball players ever, LeBron James. LeBron is a three-time NBA champion, four-time MVP, and the current forward for the LA Lakers. With his trainer…
Season 4 Trailer | TRAINED is back
Oct 17, 2019 • 2 min
Welcome back to Season 4 of TRAINED. We’re starting off this season with an interview from LA Lakers forward LeBron James and his longtime trainer, Mike Mancias. Together, they give us an inside look at how anyone can incorporate some of LeBron’s training…
Saquon Barkley | The Key to Letting Nothing Stop You
Aug 29, 2019 • 23 min
Over the past two years, New York Giants running back, Saquon Barkley has gone from a college athlete to the number two overall draft pick in the NFL to the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year. But with every new milestone, Saquon’s goal has remained the same: to…
Megan Bartlett | Managing Stress Through Sport
Aug 15, 2019 • 25 min
No matter if you played Little League, ran high school track, or were a kickball star on the playground, chances are you had a coach who was with you every step of the way. But too often, we overlook how coaches and trainers can shape our life both on and…
Tips to Improve Your Fitness | A Conversation with Nike Master Trainers
Aug 1, 2019 • 29 min
Training is all about figuring out what works for you. It’s about finding your own philosophy, your approach, your guidelines. On this episode, we’re turning to some of our other Nike Master Trainers – Kirsty Godso, Betina Gozo and Joe Holder – for a…
Rory McIlroy | How to Stay Mentally Tight and Physically Loose
Jul 18, 2019 • 33 min
Golf is all about the long game. And no one knows this better than pro golfer, Rory McIlroy. We caught up with Rory after the 2019 PGA Championship. From barely making the cut on Friday to a top 10 finish on Sunday, he attributes his comeback to what he…
Shona Halson | How Recovery Can Push You Forward in Unexpected Ways
Jul 4, 2019 • 33 min
When it comes to recovery, the onslaught of new trends and research can make it difficult to separate the noise from the science. In this episode, we’re digging deep into recovery and giving practical tips on how to incorporate it into your overall…
Kevin Love | How Yoga Can Make You a Better Athlete
Jun 20, 2019 • 29 min
When Kevin Love, power forward of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was drafted into the NBA in 2008, he needed to find a way to handle the physical and mental demands of playing at the pro level. Today, Kevin isn’t just a five-time NBA all-star or a 2016 NBA…
Julie Ertz | Why Adversity Can Be Your Best Friend
Jun 6, 2019 • 29 min
To kick off Season Three of TRAINED, we’re sitting down with U.S. Soccer Team midfielder Julie Ertz as she and the U.S. Women’s National Team prepare for this year’s competition in France. In 2015, Julie and her team won the competition, but once you’ve…
Season 3 Trailer | TRAINED is Back
May 23, 2019 • 2 min
Welcome back to TRAINED. Presented by Nike. Our third season launches on June 6 with a conversation with pro soccer player Julie Ertz. Through years of research and working with the world’s best athletes, Nike has learned that greatness isn’t born, it’s…
Melissa Hartwig-Urban | Reset Your Relationship with Food
Apr 4, 2019 • 31 min
Food is complicated. The “rules” change all the time, and every body is different. So how do you decide what’s right for you? For Melissa Hartwig-Urban, Co-creator of Whole30 and four-time New York Times bestselling author, it was a process. She started…
Allyson Felix | How to Stay Focused When Your Plans Don’t Go As Planned
Mar 21, 2019 • 38 min
Allyson Felix is a World-Champion sprinter and an Olympic gold medalist. Over the course of her career, Allyson has won nine Olympic medals and 16 IAAF World Outdoor Championships, making her the most-decorated athlete in track and field history. Despite…
Michael Johnson | Bringing an Olympic Mindset to Everything You Do
Mar 7, 2019 • 30 min
Few athletes have had a career as successful as sprinter Michael Johnson. As a four-time Olympic gold medalist and the only male athlete to win both the 200 and 400 meter dash at the same Olympic games, his unique running style changed the running world…
Dr. Matthew Walker | The Secret to Improving Your Metabolism, Reaction Time and Longevity
Feb 21, 2019 • 32 min
Despite years of research, clinical trials, and advancements in biotech, no one has cracked the code on why exactly humans sleep. But Founder and Director of U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science, Dr. Matthew Walker, is very much in pursuit. In…
Sara Sigmundsdóttir | Staying Focused on Your Why
Feb 7, 2019 • 32 min
Sara Sigmundsdóttir has become of one the fittest athletes and most successful weightlifters of all time. It’s not because she has followed the status quo, but because she has developed an eating plan, a sleep schedule, and a training routine that works…
How to Make Your Goals Stick | Part II
Jan 24, 2019 • 29 min
We’re back with part two of our New Year’s episode, focused on setting realistic, long-lasting fitness goals that will carry us through 2019. Today, we focus on sleep and recovery goals with psychologist Dr. Jennifer Martin and physical therapist Derek…
How to Make Your Goals Stick | Part I
Jan 10, 2019 • 32 min
This week, we bring you part one of a special two-part episode focused on setting strong, long-lasting training goals. In this episode, we hear from nutritionist John Berardi—one of the most esteemed names in the industry. Dr. Berardi distills the…
Angela Duckworth | Why Talent Alone Isn’t Enough
Dec 27, 2018 • 29 min
As 2018 winds down, we reflect on progress and set New Year’s resolutions. But where to start? How do we set effective and realistic goals for 2019? Enter: MacArthur “Genius” grant winner, researcher and author of the Grit: The Power of Passion and…
Michael. B Jordan and Corey Calliet | From the Boxing Ring to the Big Screen
Nov 15, 2018 • 25 min
He is one of the fittest actors in Hollywood, but Creed II star Michael B Jordan isn’t just hitting the gym for the big screen. With the help of his personal trainer Corey Calliet, he’s made training a lifestyle. Michael and Corey take us through their…
Mat Fraser | How to Eat, Train, and Think Like a Champion
Oct 18, 2018 • 29 min
Three years running, Mat Fraser has lifted, squatted, and snatched his way to the title of “The Fittest Man on Earth.” But some of his proudest accomplishments have come away from the bright lights of competition, during training, recovery days, and even…
Dr. Cheri Mah | The Link Between Sleep and Slam Dunks
Oct 4, 2018 • 31 min
You hydrate, eat right, and foam roll. But are you getting enough sleep? Dr. Cheri Mah, MD, shares how the world’s top athletes get their edge by taking sleep seriously, and how you can get the most out of your shut-eye.
Dr. Rhonda Patrick | Is Your Diet Right for You?
Sep 20, 2018 • 26 min
Dr. Rhonda Patrick, biochemist and expert in nutritional health, brain & aging, discusses - and debunks - today’s top nutritional trends and how they can affect our body in the long run.
Arianna Huffington | Why You Need to Care About Self-Care
Sep 6, 2018 • 28 min
Today, there’s pride in being busy and some of the world’s most powerful people boast about being physically run down. But one very influential name in media isn’t onboard. In this episode, Arianna Huffington and Ryan discuss the urgent need to redefine…
Brett Kirby | Breaking Barriers in Human Performance
Aug 23, 2018 • 27 min
Brett Kirby, a human performance scientist at the Nike Sport Research Lab, discusses moonshot goals, Nike’s passion to redefine what the human body is capable of, and the importance of keeping an open mind to do the never been done.
Andy Puddicombe | Strong Mind, Stronger Body
Aug 9, 2018 • 28 min
Co-founder and voice of Headspace Andy Puddicombe discusses the importance of mindfulness in training and why the right mindset is crucial for peak performance at any level.
Shalane Flanagan | The Power of Self-Talk and Community in Competition
Jul 26, 2018 • 24 min
Long-distance runner Shalane Flanagan discusses self-talk, surrounding yourself with motivated women and what it was like to be the first American woman in 40 years to win the NYC Marathon.
Introducing TRAINED | Presented by Nike
Jul 18, 2018 • 2 min
Welcome to TRAINED. Presented by Nike. Through years of research and working with the world’s best athletes - Nike has learned greatness isn’t born, it’s trained. This podcast explores the cutting-edge of holistic fitness to help make you a better trainer…